A hundred fighters Jihadists Security sources and residents told AFP on Monday (September 5) that the man drowned in a river while trying to flee a military offensive in northeastern Nigeria.
According to these sources, the Nigerian Army launched ground and air strikes last week to dislodge the jihadists from several villages along the Yesaram River. Overwhelmed, the militants threw themselves into the river hoping to escape, but many drowned.
The Yezaram River in Borno State is located near the Sambisa Forest, the main hideout of Boko Haram and the Islamic State group in West Africa (ISWAP). Thursday and Friday,”More than 100 terrorists drowned while trying to cross the rough riverA top military officer said. “Our soldiers pulverized the terrorists with air and ground strikes and forced them to abandon their positionsadded the official on condition of anonymity.
Four Nigerian soldiers died during the attack, he said. Soldiers supported by Super Tucano aircraft and Alpha Jets”Cleaning operations in the villages of Busuwwa, Malum Fatari, Dagangari, Kaltawa and Baram KamaaBukhar Grema, a member of a militant group, saidAnti-Jihadist».
«Most of the Boko Haram fighters drowned in the river and their bloated bodies floated to the surface on Saturday.,” complaint Grema added. «More than 100 of them were rescued and buried by our men.Two residents corroborated his statements. Most of the bodies were found in Pusuwa, 15 kilometers from Sambisa forest, resident Bunu Ibrahim told AFP.
Nigerian Defense Minister Bashir Salihi Makashi told reporters on Monday that massive ground and air operations had been carried out against the jihadists in the past week, but did not give specific numbers. The conflict between authorities and jihadists in northeastern Nigeria, which began 13 years ago, has killed 40,000 people and forced 2 million people from their homes, the UN says.
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